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Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
preparing for his first presidential debate against john mccain. both candidates right now, mitt romney and barack obama, no doubt, very nervous. i'm nervous, just looking at that picture. diane? >> okay, jake. i will see you tonight for the big event. and i want to bring in co-anchor of "good morning america" and anchor of "this week," my co-anchor tonight, george stephanopoulos. such a night after this long road. what are these two men thinking right now? >> reporter: probably exactly the same thing. tonight, don't take the other guy's bait. play your game. but there is more pressure on mitt romney tonight. you look at the polls right now, he's behind nationally, probably behind even more in the battleground statements. he needs a circuit breaker and he probably has to do something that gives people that say right now they're voting for the president, to give him a second look. >> give all of us a viewer's guide to what they are prepped to do. >> reporter: watch for almost every time mitt romney gets a question, he will try to turn it back to president obama's record. and make preside
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Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. 17 miles from the las vegas strip. presidential debate veteran john kerry is participating in the mock debates, pretending to be a different patrician wealthy massachusetts politician mitt romney. yesterday, in las vegas, the president tried to lower expectations. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers. >> you are! >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: a new poll shows the president enjoys advantages going into this debate. 66% say his policies have favored the middle class, while 57% think romney's, instead, would favor the wealthy. but the campaign sees some liabilities, as well. the president can get peevish when challenged. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> reporter: his debate prep team is studying bedates from the last 20 or so years, focusing on unforced, stylistic errors, such as al gores sighs. the president is also quite verbose. when i asked him a two-part question in august, his answer was -- >> on afghanistan. >> reporter: longer than 5 1/2 minutes. he's working to make answers cr
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
. october 2nd, john mohammad and his accomplice embarked on the killing spree. they killed 10 people while wounding three others. people in virginia, dc and maryland, were terrified to spend time outside. in a rare and chilling interview with the washington post, 27 years old, mallvo is speaking about the horrific days and apologizing to the > if you look up the definition, i was a ghoul, thief, i stole people's life. >> he is serving a life sentence. his partner was executed in 2009. >>> job is protects you in the event of a house fire but a firefighter is accused of sexually abusing two teen boys. cot sl held on 150,000 dollars bail, police say one of the victims called them saying cotel abused him while he lived with the boy's family. he also saw cotel abusing a friend at the same home. police are worried there maybe more victims. >>> parents with students at heritage high school will have a hard time saying good-bye to kids. yesterday, a student at the school was stabbed in his upper body. police say it happened after he and another student got in to an
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Oct 1, 2012 2:30pm EDT
"minority report." his name, john underhoffler and after the tech adviser that came up with all of those cool, techie-type gadgets we saw. >> he started his own company to turn science fiction into reality. >> ah! >> science nonfiction. >> starting 10, 12, 16 foot back from the screen, we can be accurate when pointing. >> john actually created technology you can in a manipulate with the use of your hands. you see in this video, gloves with sensors on fingers and backs of the palms of the hand. watch what he can do. >> moving left, moving left to right. up and down and in and out, control. >> it looks like the skyline of downtown los angeles, and he is maneuvering just using his hands and his fingers. it's just like what we see in movies like "iron man." robert downey jr. standing there, manipulating, bringing things together just with the move of his digits. >> i need the sound going -- >> gross level remote control here just with the hands. backwards. >> utilizes this technology to go through and play videos. >> how cool is it, for our show. >>> clumsy cat. [ laughter ] >> saying that s
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
do to your health. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: hitting the fast food drive-in for science. >> can i get five soft tacos? can i get a number four? >> reporter: over and over and over again, it has been dave giocolo's life the past few months or so. as has been eating the food. a precisely calculated 1,000 calories a day. how many calories? 770. >> reporter: this man is paying them to. dr. samuel klein is a researcher at washington university in st. louis. trying to understand why fast food leads to weight gain and diseases like diabetes and hypertension. at some point, though, research on rats alone is not enough. somebody has to eat the food? >> someone has to do it. >> reporter: and so, a radio ad, that offered a cash incentive, up to $3,500, depending on how long it would take. >> i called right away. >> reporter: so did nurse, dawn freeman. >> it took a month. >> reporter: to get approved? >> to get approved. >> reporter: so, they ate every day, from one of these five restaurants, until their weight went up 5% or 6%. dawn, in eight weeks went from 170 to 186. doesn't lo
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
lanes of route 32 atcolumbia pike in anne arundel county. watch out for a crash in crofton along johns hopkins road at rydel road. traveling on the beltway, this is what it looks like on the northwest corner. and old court road. traffic is picking up on the outer loop making the drive towards interstate 706789 and using the beltway in overlea nothing to get in are way. it will be an easy ride up towards so sewn -- toeson but we have a -- towson but we have a crash on bel air road on a north avenue. that's look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. >>> the future of gaming here in the state is up in the air right now. will you be able to play blackjack or with another casino be built in pg county but you can count on gambling in baltimore. sherrie johnson is here to show us the first signs of this happening. >> reporter: we are seeing a lot and understanding things clearer. the future of harrah's baltimore is getting clearer. a sign went up. the developers of the proposed slots casino are giving us the first look at plans for a highquality high dollar facility. the two-story
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
treated by the nurse and taken to johns hopkins hospital. they are still talking to a person of interest. >>> the parent of a first grader is in some hot water tonight after a teacher found pot in the 6 year old's backpack. the child attends east port elementary in annapolis. it was found while checking the student's homework. they tracked down who they believe is the source. >> of course officers wanted to talk to the child's mother. she had two warrants for her arrest. she was arrested that day. the investigation is ongoing. >> it was about a gram of pot. school officials don't believe the student had any idea what was in the bag. >>> the orioles prove they never give up. they were down and losing 5-1 in the ninth when chris davis slugged one to the rafters. according to the ground rules, this is a home run. the first oriole to homer in five straight days since reggie jackson about it in 1976. they got the winning run to the plate but could not push it over. the final, tampa 5, orioles 3. itis fun and games to get caught up in the team colors. orange has taken over the town. n
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Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
food every single day. a bold new experiment. what do they hope to learn? john donvan with what they are already learned so far. >> reporter: hitting the fast food drive-in for science. >> can i get five soft tacos. >> can i get a number four? >> reporter: over and over and over again. it's been dave giocolo's life the past three months or so. as has been eating the food. a precisely measured 1,000 calories a day -- an extra meal daily -- fast food only. >> how many calories? >> 770. >> reporter: why? because this man is paying him to. dr. samuel klein is a researcher at washington university medical school in st. louis, trying to understand why weight gain leads to diabetes and hypertension. at some point, research on rats alone just isn't enough. >> somebody has to eat this food this way to -- >> ultimately, it has to come to people. >> reporter: and a radio ad -- >> attention overweight volunteers -- >> reporter: -- that offered a cash incentive, up to $3,500. >> once i got into work, i called them right away. >> reporter: so did nurse dawn freeman. >> it probably took a month to
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm EDT
senator john kerry, playing the role of mitt romney. >> it's not so much winning or losing or the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about somethingigger than that. >> reporter: romney meanwhile is in denver. ohio senator rob port man is doing his best obama impersonation. it has the president beating nationally by three points within the margin of error. despite a rough couple of weeks, however, romney is well within striking distance. right here on the stage, for the first time the two candidates will go face to face. it will focus on domestic policy, things like healthcare and the economy. that's where mitt romney sees his opening. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of to us describe the path way forward. >> reporter: the public is basically split on who they think can do a better job, president obama with a one-point edge at the moment. a praise which hasn't had huge swings, everything can change in one night but both sides had tried to lower expectations. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> about 6,000 to 8,000 people can fit in this aren
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Sep 28, 2012 2:35am EDT
case. john, sunny, back to you. >> karen, thank you. to a developing story out of men an his. we are getting new information on a deadly work place shooting. the gunman opened fire at a company that makes signs killing the owner and three others. four people were wounded. three critically. police say the shooter then turned the gun on himself. he its believed to bea former worker who just lost his job. >>> american banks are being targeted in one of the biggest cyberattacks ever detected. hackers are jamming the web sites of bank of america, pnc, wells fargo and other banks one at a time. blocking millions of people from accessing their accounts on line. a group in the middle east says it launched the crime wave over the anti-muslim film. u.s. officials suspect iran is involved. >>> we now have the most convincing evidence yet that water once flowed on mars. nasa's rover curiosity beamed back pictures showing pebbles likely rounded by water. the bed rock suggests a fast moving waist deep stream once flowed on the red planet. finding past water is the first step in determining if the
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm EDT
experienced officials back. >> we're taking on the browns. >> taking on the browns. john harbaugh has never lost. i want this to be a 34-7 game. let them go home in the third quarter. end it early. >> we want good weather. >>> it's clear. it's a pretty good looking skyline. it's muggy and mild. notice it's been a line of showers and storms. first, frederick, and we'll see embedded thunderstorms roll in here. take a look our to the west. powerful storms going into leesburg and frederick county. this is south of the area. maryland's most powerful radar future scan. it lifts everything to the north and east. here's baltimore, the action to the west. everything stays to the west through the 8:00 hour but eventually we're going to see the scattered showers move in. if you're doing out to the game, know it's a mild start a dry start. here come the showers and storms. easterly wind at five to 10 with a temperature around 73 degrees. showers, storms linger into tonight but it is a wet commute turning into a sunny day going into friday. we'll break down the forecast coming up. >>> parents, one thren
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
line. >> it was a tough night for a former boy bander. that's coming up next. >>> dr. john olson is standing by to take your call. 410-481-2222. if you have surgery to remove breast cancer how does that affect you? >> the principal is to make sure the tumor is removed with negative margins. so if there's any compromise in that, there's a greater risk in local recurrence. that local recurrence in some cases is associated with more difficult to treat recurrences that can lead to premature death. it's very important that breast surgery be done well and by somebody who dedicates themselves to it. >> dr. olson will be in the studio until 6:30. >>> last night's elimination of joey fatone and his partner kym johnson left some in shock. it's tougher than before. fatone did really well, but it wasn't enough to save him this time. now that fatone is gone, even previous champions aren't safe. they ended up in the bottom two last night. >> they asked mow to come back. >> it's a crappy position. we'll make sure we're not in that position again. >> they're going to have another chance to prove th
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Sep 27, 2012 6:30am EDT
another incident. the community meeting was tonight from 6:30 to 8:00 at johns hopkins at eastern at 1101 east 33rd street for the better waverly community it talk about crime ask safety. we are told city council member mary pat clarks, state delegates and police police officers will attend the meeting to answer questions. sherrie johnson abc 2 news. >>> we could find out as early as today what causinged a massive fire. it broke out at the bradly at the bay condominiums. large loom -- plumes of black smoke. several fire companies responded from across the immediate region. no one was injured. three families have had to be relocated: two teenagers are in police custody after a high speed chase that started on 83 and crossed over the state license. this ended here on north charles and greenway, this is in roland park. pennsylvania state police were pursuing two juveniles. they were in a stolen suv. they called to maryland state police to help them out. they caught up with the suspects when that car crashed, basically hit a speed limit sign in the middle of the neighborhood late last ni
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Sep 25, 2012 6:30am EDT
to talk about the -- chancellor plans to talk about the partnership. johns hopkins university will use a 7 point million dollar grant to improve elementary schools. they say the grant is aimed at improving teaching and learning in signs technology and engineering and math known as stem education. major retailers are planning to hire tens of thousands of temporary workers for the holiday. toys r us is hiring 45,000 seasonal workers to staff the stores. and fill customer service positions. some positions could be full- time jobs. yom kippur starts at sundown and goes through sundown tomorrow. millions of jews from around the world will gather with family and friends at synagoguing to -- synagogues to prayfor a good year and they will fast for 25 hours. >>> baltimore county plans to hold a press conference today to update residents on county's emergency preparedness plans. they will review with a they learned from power outage in june and discuss preparations for the upcoming winter season. it's hard to believe we are talking about the winter season but fall is here and if you haven't
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
we have dr. john olson in the studio with us. we know there's a lot of research and money that's gone into it. tell us how much progress has been made in the past 10 years? >> we've made tremendous progress. october reminds us about that and we can't underestimate the importance of both the awareness that this month brings but as well the understanding and opportunity to talk about breast cancer research. in addition to early detection, there's been no single more important development in breast cancer than the research that's gone on both at the basic level in the laboratories around the country as well as in the clinic in many of our cancer centers. some examples of that that have really advanced the cause for brst cancer have been endocrine therapy, an appreciation for the approach to treating tumors by depriving evident -- estrogen from it. dr. brody discovered the aroma taste inhibitors. we recently did a study and we learned by allowing these women to have the drug that dr. brody helped discover anded have, that we were -- and advocate that we were able to shrink the tumors and
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to answer your question. i'm joined by dr. john olson, the head of the surgical department. doctor, tell us what role do genetics play? >> that's a great question. it's very clear that the research is showing that cancer in general is a genetic disease due to mutations in some of the dna in our cells and tissues that allow transformation of a normal cell into a cancer cell. so understanding the genetics of the tumor can help us understand the outcome, can predict response to therapy and help define new targets for therapy that will really continue the advances we've seen in our research to find cures for breast cancer. >> when picking a physician, when picking a hospital, why is it so important to have the right question that you're armed with information. >> information is empowering, the more that you know about your own situation, the better questions you can make and the better decisions you can maifnlgt cans -- make. cancer is a very scary situation. when you hear the word cancer, the pan pick button goes off. after that to get information from a variety of sources. there are
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
, pops the question. >>> good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> i'm john muller. rob and paula are off this morning. we begin with an all-too familiar american tragedy. a deadly shooting has shattered the quiet of a small sign company. >> it happened in minneapolis, where police say the toll stands at five dead and four wounded. abc's tahman bradley has the details that have been breaking overnight. >> reporter: a tense scene in minneapolis. as s.w.a.t. teams responded to a gunman who opened fire at accent signage systems, filling tour people, including the company's founder, and then himself. >> i can't confirm that the suspect, the shooter is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. >> reporter: this morning, police are trying to determine if the shooter was a disgruntled worker. four people were transported to a local hospital. a fourth had minor injuries. it was a terrifying scene when police responded to the shooting around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. >> this appears to be multiple agencies, both local and federal. >> reporter: tactical teams surrounded the building, evacuating
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
incident. in the meantime there will be a community meeting tonight from 6:30 to 8:00 at johns hopkins at eastern at 1101 east 33rd 33rd street for the better waverly community it talk about crime and safety. we're told that city council member mary pat clark and delegates and police will attend the meeting. >>> three families are looking for someplace else to live after a massive fire in ocean city. it broke out yesterday evening at the bradly on the bay condominiums. this is on 37th street and look the at this video. several fire companies responded from across the area. nobody was injured but crews are trying to determine what caused that fire. >>> the o's are off today but tomorrow they open their final home series with the boston red sox, baltimore's magic number, you heard that right, magic number. this after the teamed up a can and a big one. the toronto blue jays last night, wednesday, 12-2o's win, all a result of the o o's bat exploding for a franchise tie, 7 home runs in one game. chris davis had two as did manny machato, and going deep, now, this home run, i don't know if we
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Oct 1, 2012 4:55am EDT
about him and his partner john allen mohammad. they were linked to 27 shootings across the u.s. and malvo is serving a life sentence without parole in virginia and muhammad was executed in 2009. >>> the criminal trial for polk pope ben death xvi butler is underway. he is accused of stealing and leaking documents. it ended up in a controversial book about the pope and inner workers of the roman catholic church. it is called the worst security breach in recent history. he faces up to four years in prison if convicted. he allegedly asked the pope for a pardon. he is expected to testify in court storm. -- tomorrow. >>> it's beginning to look like christmas. not really but if you don't think so you may want to ask retailers. coming up, we will bring you the list of the hot new toys that may be making your christmas list for the little ones what you need to know straight ahead and also be aware of a number new laws taking effect in maryland today. some impact your work and others involve how you travel. week explain. >> the first day of october is ushering in cooler temperatures. but a br
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
jail awaiting trial. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york. >>> let's get more from "gma's" legal analyst dan abrams. >> when are people going to realize hitmen don't exist, right? it's always going to a friend going to another friend, and the friend ends up getting caught. and we also see defenses which is i never actually planned to do it. i was never actually going to go forward with this. it was just idle talk. and i think what they're going to say here, they're going to say he was entrapped. >> that's what i was going to ask you, it seems like the friend was trying to get in touch with him. >> look, if they can get that tape excluded from evidence. there's going to be very little that the authorities have. they need that tape in evidence. and they're going to say, look, i was never going to go forward with this and this guy starts giving me ideas, why don't you do this or do that. >> how common are these incidences in hostile in cases >> they're not. i don't think they're that relevant here you're talking about a misdemeanor case in 1995. you're talkin
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
? >> no, sir. >> it accompanies a new book, "listening in: the secret white house recordings of john f. kennedy." your father was taping after the bay of pigs crisis. what was he trying to do? >> he would have used it to draw on for his own memoir. i think people in the short-term, he really felt the advice he got from the military during the bay of pigs was poor. >> that he had been burned. >> he had been burned. and everybody said, they hadn't said it. he wanted it, you know, an accurate record. and to keep people honest. >> what's so fascinating about the tapes when you listen, these are real conversations, the shorthand, that presidents and their advisers use. and you get a chance to see a presidency at work. >> i think it's an incredible window. we want to be a fly in the oval office. and here, you really get this. we know what happened. when you're reading or listening to this, they don't know how it's going to turn out. you get the raw emotion of these decisions. and it's incredibly dramatic. >> it truly is. as you were, as a very young girl, a fly on the wall. i hope you have t
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Sep 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
with new rules. >>> good morning. i'm john muller. rob nelson is on assignment. >> i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. we begin this tuesday with the firestorm over "monday night football" and what seems like a new low point in the lockout of nfl referees. >> the third week was definitely not the charm for the replacement refs. their string of controversial calls came to a head at the end of last night's seattle/green bay game. >> the game's final play. a loft to the end zone. >> reporter: seattle tried for a game-winning hail mary pass who looked like an interception. >> who did they give it to? touchdown. >> reporter: mike tirico calling it on espn. but the refs were giving mixed signals. >> after review, the call on the field stands, touchdown, seattle. >> seahawks win in the most bizarre finish you'll ever see. >> reporter: the stunning ending seemed to hurt not just the packers' record, but the integrity of the game. jormer coach jon gruden alongside tirico. >> this is comical to me. that's two of the worst calls at the end of a football game i can remember. >> reporter: the
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm EDT
record, siting where americans declared him the winner over john mccain each time. you make your opponent out to be unbeatable, regardless of what is said, you can declare a victory of sorts. >> how are the candidates getting ready for the weekend? >> reporter: there is going to be a lot of studying going this weekend, mitt romney is going back to boston, actually you might remember he has been getting ready with rob portman, playing the role of president obama and portman took on the task of playing obama in 2008, helped john mccain during that time to prepare for the debates. mitt romney is using john kerry as a stand in, rather obama is using john kerry as a stand in and kerry has practice from his run in 2004. on sunday, obama is going to nevada where he is going to be practicing for the final three days. >> torey dunnan, live in washington, keeping an eye on the debate prep for us. in political news, throwing back a cold one may provide an insight in to how you will vote. the type maybe an indicater of your views. the study published claims republicans are more drawn to sam
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 2:30pm EDT
seeing a man in a wheelchair, anthony john jackson, who was brought in because he was intoxicated and allegedly got in two fights. the officer behind him, richard jolte, has been on the force for two years. they're communicating with anthony john jackson that he needs to remove his jacket. >> you want me to throw it at you? >> throw it at me, see what happens. >> the officer begins to assist this man in removing his jacket. >> that's just because -- >> oh. whoa. stop. dude! >> back up! i'll arrest you too. >> the officer hits this man a number of times, basically interpreting that slap as an assault. >> you don't think people in a wheelchair can assault people? turns out you just did. >> he's probably not completely healthy mentally or otherwise. so that officer has to be aware of that. >> the officer has had multiple infractions in the past. the duluth police department released this statement. based on the information we have to date, it is our conclusion that his conduct violates our policy and procedures. the officer is currently on paid administrative leave, but the police depart
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Oct 1, 2012 2:05am EDT
some time on their hand. abc's john schifrin, you spoke with them as well. >> i did. >> reporter: on three, let's go refs. this nfl sunday men in stripes got the unusual superstar treatment from the fans. excited to se ed td to see thei referees back in action. >> the game's final play. >> reporter: in monday night's game, between packers and seahawks the jump ball appears to be grabbed by green bay. >> who do they give it to? touchdown. >> reporter: the replacement refs gave the call and the win to seattle. sparking national outrage and ridicu ridicule. the nfl received 70,000 phone complaints. even "saturday night live" couldn't resist. >> time of death 2:15. >> no, i am not dead. also it is 4. 30. . [ whistle ] >> one man who wasn't laughing, replacement referee mike peak. he was on the field working that game. >> to see the game fall apart at the end. really one of the thing that would make you want to go in the back room and cry a few tears. >> reporter: though he didn't make the call, the community college teacher from texas with 13 years of division i college revving experienc
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Oct 2, 2012 4:55am EDT
ride towards 95 or if you are traveling inner loop, pikesville. >>> coming up, doctors at johns hopkins considered a mind blowing medical procedure, giving a woman the ability to hear once again. a woman comes face to face with a black bear. finds out what she does to try to get the animal off the frontch porch. details when good morning maryland continues. wççÑçÑ >>> if you bought an iphone you may have noticed a glitch. a bug causes it to use a major amount of cell data and it happens when the phone is plugged in to a wi-fi network. it's been a problem for verizon users and possibly at&t. >>> police officer in philly is in serious trouble, what he was caught doing on camera, doing to it a woman has him under investigation. good morning maryland at 5:00 begins right now. a firefighter is accused of sexually assaulting two boys, we will have a live report as police look in to what happened. >>> it's been ten years since the dc sniper shooting spree. today, remorse from the man who pulled the trigger. >>> the o's are wrapping up the regular season and the playoff picture is not sort
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
complaining about the smart phone. john matarese tells us what has customers concerned. >> reporter: more than 5 million people now have a shiny new iphone 5 and more plan to buy one. now that they have it in their hands, some buyers are complaining about some of its new features. even who got their hands on the new iphone last week was thrilled, bigger, better, faster, thinners who could complain. quite a few people. cnn reports complaints starting with the new aluminum back. the biggest gripe now concerns scratchessen the new aluminum back, replacing the glass on the old iphone. users say car keys scratch it easily and light leaking out around the edges of the screen and lightning connector that won't fit old chargers. part othe problem is it's hard to find an adapter to connect the new phone to old docs and you may think this is crazy, some are complaining it's too light, they wish it were heavier. people will always find something to complain about. go to abc2news.com for more, click the money tab up top so you don't waste your money. i'm john matarese, abc2 news. fnlgt maryland
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
, has been rehearsing for days. senator john kerry is playing romney in president obama's practice sessions. the president is out of practice. the last time he debated was four years ago. and, rob and paula, according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debates. mitt romney told voters yesterday, the debates are about more than who comes out on top. they are a chance for a month-long conversation with the american people. >> managing expectations, as always. tahman bradley, live in washington for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and abc news coverage of the debate begins tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. keep right here on abc. >>> and there is word this morning of a series of secret meetings at the white house. focusing on the threat from al qaeda in north africa. "the washington post" says the meetings came before the 9/11 attacks on u.s. compounds in libya. during the discussions, the possibility of unilateral strikes against al qaeda targets in that region were reportedly considered for the very first time. >>> an
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. john shows us the treasure some families sitting on so you don't waste your money. >> reporter: when a famous person pass away the vial of their autograph goes up. the value of neil armstrong's autograph is shooting the moon. vincent has something any fan of space flight would love, a neil armstrong autograph. made out personally to his mother. >> it says happy mother's day, neil armstrong. >> that's one small step for man,. >> reporter: his dad worked the first man to walk on the moon in the 70s and asked him teosinte note. it was unusual because he rarely signed anything making his name very valuable. >> he was -- the most valuable, living signature in the united states. >> reporter: expert steve walter said the name is worth more than almost anyone's in the past 30 years. >> the next highest is probably like paul mcarthy. >> reporter: he is asking 2400 for this autograph. it's worth a bit less. on e-bay some are asking $14,000 oro more. walter cautionswall. >> hundreds of years from now john i think people are going to look back and look at him in the same light as they do christo
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
, one is speaking out to john muller. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. like most football fans i was ranting and raving about replacement refs. after hearing from one of them, it becomes clear, they're not monsters, they're imperfect human beings like the rest of us. >> wilson scrambles to keep it up. >> reporter: it was the play that changed everything, perhaps the worst and most controversial call. >> who did they give it to? >> touchdown! >> it's like a jennings interception. >> the call on the field stands, touchdown. >> reporter: the reaction was fast and furious. >> awful. look at the replay. >> reporter: this football fan didn't watch because he was on the field, mike, number 77, a replacement ref in the game speaks out for the first time. >> to see the game fall apart at the end, it was one of those things that makes you go back in the back room and cry a few tears. >> reporter: he had more experience than most of his fellow fill he ins. 13 years of division i college revving. >> you know someone asked me if it's a good call or a bad call it depends on whe
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Oct 3, 2012 2:35am EDT
do to you. abc's john donvan has the story. >> reporter: hitting the fast food drive-in for science. >> can i get five soft tacos. two sausage burritos. >> reporter: over and over and over again. it has been dave's life the past three months or so as has been eating the food. a precisely measured, 1,000 calories a day, extra meal daily, fast food only. >> how many calories? >> 770. >> reporter: why? this man is paying them to. dr. samuel klein a researcher at washington medical school in st. louis trying to understand why weight gain ladies to diseases like diabetes and hypertension and how that relates to fat in the liver and muscles. at some point, research on rats alone just is not enough. somebody has to eat the food? >> it has to come to people. >> announcer: attention overweight volunteers. >> reporter: a radio ad offered a cash incentive up to $3,500 depending how long it would take. >> once i got to work i called right away. >> reporter: so did this nurse, dawn freeman. >> it took a month. >> reporter: to get approved? >> to get approved. >> reporter: so they ate every day f
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to a one-point lead in 48 hours and that's what the challenger was able to do. john kerry won it and took the race to almost even within two days. >> big opportunity for mitt romney this week. >> huge opportunity for mitt romney. he could take this race in the states he's losing right now and change the dynamic of the race just by standing on stage and performing well. >> so much riding on it. this first debate, anywhere between 50 million, 60 million are the stilts. this year more important than ever the early voting that's taking place. >> it's taking place in key states like iowa right now and voters willing watching this. already voting and the best thing about this debate is -- tore these guy, it's the first authentic moment and a while where voters want to tune in and pay attention. not a television ad, not a convention but a real authentic moment they take cues from. >> by election day a third of american voters might have already gone to the poll. >> campaigns used to have to plan toward one election day and now they can plan toward 30 or 35 election days and that's why t
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Oct 1, 2012 6:30am EDT
spree in the washington area. he and john allen muhammad had been linked to 27 shootings including 10 attacks in the dc area. malvo is serving a life centers in -- sentence in virginia andmuhammad was, cysted in 2009 -- was executed in 2009. >>>. the first presidential debate is in denver on wednesday. president obama and romney hunkered down for practice. americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose. in a abc news washington post poll, out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect the president to win. this is the biggest lead so far when it comes to overall voter expectation. the debate could be a pivotal turning point for romney and his campaign. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you will shake your head saying it's a brand new race. >> mitt romney keeps hammering the president's foreign policy and romney says the current administration has been at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> five things to know before heading out the door on monday morning. two americans died during the weekend in afghanist
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, afraid to pump our gas. it's been exactly 10 years since body boipped and john allen muhammad began a killing spree. muhammad was the mastermind and was executed. but malvo, who was 17 is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole and now malvo is speaking out about the lives he took 10 years ago. >> i am sorry. i am sorry. there's am way to express that. i mean, what am i going to tell them? >> although malvo took the lives of men and women, including an fbi analyst. he drew the line when muhammad wanted him to kill a pregnant woman. we still get chills seeing a white box truck. tell us what you remember from that terrifying 1 days in -- 21 days in october. >>> a joyride in a stolen car ended in custody. >> and swerling into a a -- swirling into a lagoon became a hit online. >>> the fireball in the sky over canada. it started at a speed way internationallal in winnie -- winnipeg. firefighters had to back down because the situation was too dangerous. it forced evacuations and shut down several streets. nobody luckily was hurt. >>> we have a 10-year-old philadelphia boy
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
responsible for internet security. those are your tech bites. i am john muller. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. >>> new scam tied to your social security benefits are hitting the radar. seniors are finding the informationstein used as the --information is stolen and used as they go to direct deposit. this morning abc2 news joce sterman explains what to look out for as part of the scam alert. >> reporter: you go go to great length -- you go to great lengths to protect your social security number and this is request. identity thieves are cashing in stealing social security numbers from seniors and then using them to reroute the benefits to theirbank accounts or prepaid cards. cnn says th
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Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
johns hopkins hospital. it allows her to do all kinds of activities online and also make phone calls and send text messages just by moving her eyes. >> it helps a lot. it helps me to be able to communicate with my family. >> the cost of the equipment would have been more than $8,000 as far as finding the person who shot her, police say they have no suspects and right now no motive either. >>> time for five things to know on this wednesday morning. a hearing on the defamation gation cains kens casey anthony. she is being sued by a woman who says she damaged her reputation during the murder trial of her daughter. anthony claimed a nanny tookcaylee. >>> allen gross has been in prison in cuba for almost 3 years now. he was arrested and sentenced for bringing restricd communication equipment into the country. >> the state of ohio is seeing presidential activity. mitt romney is attending a victory rally and henning to a round -- heading to a round table discussion and president obama will state at kent state and bowling green state. >>> employees with the grocery store are hoping to organi
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
debate. because i remember full well in 2004, george w. bush was 6, 7 points ahead of john kerry. he didn't prepare well. that race went from a six-point race to a one-point race in 48 hours. i think barack obama has to be careful. that he doesn't come across irritable or impatient. perform well from a mannerism standpoint. if he doesn't, this race goes a one-point race. >> donna brazile, matt dowd brings up the mannerisms. you were in the al gore camp, everyone thought that he cleaned george bush's clock, but on mannerisms he ended up losing. >> we remember the split screen. al gore was sitting there, rolling his eyes, looking at george bush and basically, he started -- >> did president obama have that vulnerability. >> look, i governor romney speaks in perfect sound bites. i attended many of those republican debates. one thing that's very good at is turning a negative question, a question directed to him into a positive question. he's a very skillful debater. he's been in dress rehearsal for five years. i suspect that governor romney is going to come well prepared to put the presid
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Sep 24, 2012 11:35pm EDT
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Sep 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
bacon, facon? >> turkey bacon is not real bacon, john. >> it's not bad. you are not a fan. >> facon. >> desperate. i can do turkey bacon. >> i can't do it. high in sodium anyway. if you are going to take a hit -- take the real bacon. delightful, delicious. >> pony up extra and get real bacon. >> i would. i would. >> black market. go under the bridge, score bacon? >> i would. >>> thunderstorms, from oklahoma to ohio. rain could move in this evening in western pennsylvania, upstate new york. showers from orlando down to miami. showers around the rockies and four corners region. >> 76, billings. 66, salt lake city. 70s, omaha to indianapolis. and the northeast. mostly 80s in the south. >>> and we have some wonderful news to share about a colleague who co-anchored "world news now" in the not too distant past. >> congratulations to diana perez on delivering devon rodgers. held there by diana's husband deuces. >> works at our philadelphia nation. devon arrived at 9:36 a.m., with a full head of hair, weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces. dad is a sports anchor, dreaming big dreams. and everyone is
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Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
sunday. investigators finding no trace of them inside the house. abc's john muller is here with the latest. john? >> reporter: all right, ron. the mystery deeping overnight. the amber alert, the children thought to have died in that horrible fire are alive. it took almost a week for this amber alert. but repeated searches for the children or their remains have turned up nothing. overnight, tennessee officials putting out a statewide amber alert. 9-year-old chloie leverette, and 7-year-old gage daniel, now considered missing with no clues to their whereabouts. it's been six days since a fire torched the home with their step-grandparents. initially it was thought that the children and the grandparents died in the flames. but after six days of exhaustive searching inside the rubble, there's only physical evidence of the grandparents, not the children. >> if we just had ashes, you know, or the bodies. but we don't have anything. >> reporter: the amber alert reads, the location of chloie and gage are unknown at this time. if you have any information concerning the children, please contac
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Sep 26, 2012 5:30am EDT
the spree is getting them to put extra locks on their doors. sherry john son has -- sherry johnson has more as -- sherrie johnson has more as police try to catch the burglary. >> reporter: they are investigating with 15 burglaries in three weeks folks in the boulevard park neighborhood are on the lookout. they are off mountain road. peep who live there say it's a quiet and crime free area until now. some of they didn't lock their doors. over the last few weeks things changed. police believe the same person committed the burglaries. officers say it was someone who is is familiar with the neighborhood and routines of people who live there. dekives say the suspects breaks in when no one is home and makes off with cash jewelry and electronics. many started to change their routine. >> as soon as my neighbor right behind me got robbed, i have not been able to sleep about a couple hours a night. i pace from window to window looking out. >> reporter: in the response to the burglary spree the neighborhood association mass a heat -- has meeting planned at #:30 at the clubhouse. sherrie johns
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Oct 2, 2012 2:35am EDT
against a 6-year-old child. 27-year-old john webster is a 220-pound former college football player. he says he could not control the 50-pound child during an incident this past school year. >> he spun around, belted me right directlien my right knee. i was trying to move back away, by the stairs, so i heard a big pop, to my knee, at that point. >> webster also says the child fractured his ankle and that the incident forced him to see a psychiatrist. on top of that he says his doctor told him not to work for several monthsai new york dicht education doctor says he should be back in school now. >>> in philadelphia, a 10-year-old is under arrest accused of stealing a van, and then taking it for a joy ride. the boy didn't get very far before the van slammed into a loon line of parked cars crunching them together. he tried to make a run for it stopped by a passer-by. the boy grabbed the keys from the rear door and sped off while the crew was unloading furniture. >> i think he should be grounded maybe. >> i think a little more than that. >>> now to a medical headline that really hits hom
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Sep 25, 2012 12:00am EDT
both sides. hi, jimmy john's? yeah, no, look, the boys -- jimmy john's. yep. sky's the limit on this one. make sure the silverman file is on my desk a.s.a.p. did you order lunch? yeah. it's waiting for you. better be, smith. still jones, ma'am. can't wait on this. time is money. [ bell chimes ] jimmy john's. [ male announcer ] jimmy john's. order online now! nice job, jones. >> jimmy: i want to thank julianna margulies, jesse tyler ferguson. apologies to matt damon, we ran out of time. tomorrow night, melanie griffith, kerry washington, the first castoff from "dancing with the stars" and music from alanis morissette. the new album "battle born" is out now playing us off the air with "runaways", see the full performance at jimmykimmellive.com once again, the killers! goodnight!
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30am EDT
old beat him up. john webster is 5'10", 220 pounds, he brought the boy to the principal's office and said the child kicked him so hard and caused ligament damage. the boy had an ex tensive history of being combative and assaulting other students and teachers before assaulting him. >>> most people would cower if they saw a bear on the parch, but not this -- porch, but not this woman.. >> no, it's a word everyoneand all bears understand, too. she was alerted by a man whose videoing the journey from the other side of the house, you can hear his voice on the video. she came out of the home office and ready to fight. the bear didn't hesitate, he ran off as soon as she started screeching and shouting no. >>> news time is now 5:36, nikeia taking heat for what is not in its catalog. the big box home store admitted some people from its publication are based on beliefs. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. denny's everyday value slam egis four dollars every day. wait, is that right? eggs, bacon, pan
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Oct 2, 2012 11:35pm EDT
science y some people get diabetes or hypertension when they gain and some don't. here is john donvan. >> two sausage buttery burr ti- >> a number three. >> he goes to the drive-thru. again and again. and again. >> thank you very much. >> and why? for science. dave giocolo is a guinea pig of sorts. back up a few months, put dave in his car and here was the heaad he heard. >> this study includes a short term high coalorie diet and the diet program. >> reporter: offering to pay people to add fat to their own bodies, adding an extra meal each day, 1,000 calories worth of fast food and a lot of people came forward. like dave. a salesman. >> once i got into work i called right away and i tried to e-mail them. >> reporter: for what? research. >> you can see this is x-ray slice through the abdomen where you can see the thick rim of fat around the outside. >> reporter: the doctor wanted to find out why only some people who gain weight also get diabetes and hypertension and others do not something he could not research by feeding food pellets to lab animals. >> what you learn in rodents
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
a skateboard and a deer that comes out of nowhere. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm john muller. rob nelson is off this morning. >> and i'm paula faris. we begin this monday, the 1st of october, can you believe it? with a new abc news poll it comes just as the presidential candidates come out. >> tahman bradley starts us off from washington. >> reporter: good morning. it's hard to believe that the first presidential debate is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out t
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
you've been following it. shaunice singletary's story has inspired many. today at johns hopkins, the company out of massachusetts present shaunice with one of their computers. the cost of the equipment would have been more than $8,000. it allows her to do all kinds of activities online, make phone calls and send text messages just by moving her eyes. >> it helps me to be able to communicate with my family. >> reporter: the shooting happened earlier this year along northern parkway. police said they zoo know why the shooting happened. shaunice talked about the shooting and her reaction to it. we'll have more coming up on abc2 news at 11. >> thanks a lot. >>> the nfl react to the replacement rest of. >>> prescription drugs can be just as harmful as the legal ones. >>> and i'm mike masco. it's pretty good conditions right now. spot showers toward the south but more showers toward the west. we'll talk about that and your set of set -- seven-day forecast next. >>> welcome back live to camden yards where we're about 45 minutes away from the first pitch tonight. while our sports world are f
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm EDT
for the latest on your orioles. >>> when john harbaugh was hired to kept ravens, he brought in this guy, chuck agoano. we find that chuck has a receiptable form of leukemia. he was feeling weak and bruising, so he within the to the doctor and found out. >>> in tonight's health alert there may be a lot of debate over mammograms. who should get one. women should have mammograms every two years after they've turned 530. the first one should be when you're 40. if you have a history of breast cancer if your family, you may need a mammogram before the age of 40. there are three types of mammograms, the screened, digital and a new 3d image gives you a more in-depth picture. it's usually used for women with dense breast and those who have had abnormalities in the past. we are thinking pink. october 1st kicks off breast cancer awareness month. we're hoping to get your questions answered and the think pink house call segment. phone a call at 410-481-2222. >>> not getting enough sleep could mean more than just being tired for your teenagers. a new study in the canadian medical journal found te
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to falls and fractures. >>> the center at johns hopkins provides care for people battling a form of cancer that attacks the bones. the center use as multiteam approach. there's a very person walk coming up. dr. christian weber joins us. tell us what is sarcoma? >> it's a rare disease. it's one of those cancers that don't occur often. it can occur from one to 99. it can occur in your bones or soft tissues. it's in the like an organ cancer. we use different types of treatments. el lie has had -- eli has had several. >> if he was diagnosed a year ago, it had to be traumatic for you and your family. >> it was. he was diagnosed. noticed a mass when he was 10 months old. we started going through that process of understanding what it was. he was diagnosed at 11 months old. >> you said you had to do your homework. >> never heard of it. we definitely asked a lot of questions and went through a discovery process of what the treatment options were and what we could do to help him. >> we were talking out in the lobby. tell me what it's been like the last year. >> we did about a year of chemothe
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Sep 27, 2012 6:30pm EDT
up, and now, thanks to a death bed tip, this mystery might soon be solved. abc's john donvan is on the beat. >> reporter: following a tip from a dying man, police are looking at this property in roseville, michigan, at the driveway, to be specific, under which may lie the solution to a 37-year-old national mystery. what ever happened to jimmy of hoffa? and where did they dump the bold? it's all marked up. tomorrow, they'll bring in the digger to rip it open. >> this is a cold case homicide. >> reporter: it's always been assumed that hoffa, once a powerful president of the teamsters union, who then did jail time for bribery, was killed off by the mob, after he walked out of this detroit restaurant in july 1975. >> i'm going to do what i got to do! >> reporter: it became the stuff of documentaries and movies, like 1992's "hoffa." over the years, many theories and a few leads. an early one, that hoffa's body was entombed in concrete during the construction of giants' stadium, which was knocked down two years ago. later, going on tips, police drained an dug up a backyard pool outside o
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